Producer's synopsis: "A vivid explanation of how the generator and electrical system of the modern automobile work."07:28:21:14 Great title sequence of lightning bolt letters flashing �Current Flashes!� over dark storms clouds. 07:28:28:20 VS dark storm clouds with superimposed flashes of lightning. Narration �The awe inspiring beauty of lightening prompted the ancients to call it, the �hammer of the gods.��07:28:52:25 Great shot of dark mad-science-like laboratory in... ( 1 reviews )
The testing of the Mark 9 atomic artillery shell was the Grable event, part of a much larger series of nuclear detonations under the umbrella of Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE in 1953. This operation conducted at the Nevada Test Site consisted of 11 atmospheric tests. There were three airdrops, seven tower tests, and one airburst. Conducted between March 17 and June 4, 1953, this operation involved the testing of new theories. A new and revolutionary method of producing deliverable nuclear weapons... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: 280 mm gun, 280 mm, Mark 65 cannon, Atomic Annie, atomic shell, Mark 9 atomic shell,...
A US Bureau of Mines film from the (1960's?) Shows how to protect uranium miners from the effects of radon and its daughter products. Shows ventilation theory, uraanium decay chain, uranium mines. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: uranium, radon, mining, mine, atomic, radiation, nuclear
Motivational film for International Silver salespeople describing how installment buying has made silver tableware available to a broad range of consumers. ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Consumerism, Marriage, Sales: Training
Mismatched travellers are stranded overnight at a lonely rural railway station. They soon learn of local superstition about a phantom train which is said to travel these parts at dead of night, carrying ghosts from a long-ago train wreck in the area. The travelers eventually get to the bottom of the things that go bump in the night. In between the scary bits, comedian Arthur Askey plays the gags with his Vaudeville style humor. ( 16 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, Horror, Arthur Askey
An amazing short by an "orchestra" of vibraphone players. Some viewers have noted that this film seems to be a mirror image of how things are supposed to be. This is because original Soundie films were printed backwards so that they could appear correct when played in the Panoram machine (an early film jukebox). ( 39 reviews ) Topic: soundie